Hagia Sophia formally declared a mosque by Turkey following court ruling

Hagia Sophia formally declared a mosque by Turkey following court ruling

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has been declared as a mosque by the President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, and is open for prayers. The decision was taken following a court ruling that deemed the conversion of the building into a museum by the founding statesman of modern Turkey to be illegal. The US and church leaders have expressed concern about the changing status of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sandra
Sandra
bobby_5150
bobby_5150 0 months

This is why Erdogan fought ISIS so hard. He wanted his Caliphate to be the only Caliphate.

Dimitris
Dimitris 0 months

This is not a random Christian church turned into a mosque. It was the world's largest cathedral for a thousand years and the most important monument of Byzantium and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. It's like turning the Capella Sixtina into a mosque for the catholics. It's really a shame that the west doesn't care and leaves Erdogan to commit crime after crime.

Yash
Yash 0 months

Erdogan could have done it on his own but he took to judiciary as that would show legitimacy and unbiasedness.

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